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Presenter(s): Sharon G. Kujawa, PhD, CCC-A
Credit(s): PDHs: 2.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.2
Summary: Noise exposure and aging are common causes of acquired sensorineural hearing loss, marked by damaged hair cells and evident in threshold audiograms. Recent studies have shown that well before overt hearing loss is apparent, a more insidious process frequently occurs, one that doesn’t kill hair cells, but instead permanently interrupts their communication with cochlear neurons. This cochlear synaptic loss can be dramatic, even in ears with normal threshold audiograms, where it has been called “hidden hearing loss.” This webinar will review hidden and overt effects of noise and aging on the ear and hearing, focusing on documented synaptopathic and neurodegenerative outcomes and predicted functional consequences, including speech-in noise difficulties, tinnitus, and hyperacusis.
Presenter(s): Alyssa Whinna, AuD; Michael Hoffer, MD; James Buskirk, PT, SCS
Credit(s): PDHs: 2.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.2
Summary: This session provides an interdisciplinary (audiology, otology, and physical therapy) perspective on management of patients with dizziness, specifically geared toward cutting-edge management techniques and recommendations for care. The panel presentation discusses surgical and nonsurgical approaches and clinical cases to highlight patient benefits and improved clinical outcomes. A question-and-answer period concludes the presentation. This course was presented and recorded at the 2019 ASHA Convention. The session was developed by, and presenters invited by, Hearing, Vestibular, Tinnitus - Assessment and Intervention: Adult.
Presenter(s): Deborah Culbertson, PhD, CCC-A; Emily Brewer, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: Comprehensive auditory rehabilitation for adults includes communication strategies, assistive listening devices, perceptual training, and supportive counseling. The problem-solving format allows an engaging and patient-centered means of addressing communication strategies and counseling needs. This presentation addresses the organization of problem-solving using the problem-solving approach (SOS); distance, angle, reverberation, and noise (DARN); and thinking, emotional response, and action (TEA). This course was presented and recorded at the 2019 ASHA Convention.
Presenter(s): Kelly Tremblay, MSc, PhD, CCC-A, FAAA
Credit(s): PDHs: 2.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.2
Summary: Many seniors are exposed to considerable amounts of information about hearing loss and hearing health and can find it difficult to separate facts from fiction. Meanwhile, others do not get enough information about these important topics. This webinar will explore educational tools and resources to help older adults meet their individual communication needs. The presenter will share information and resources that you can pass on to your patients regarding hearing aids and the brain, as well as tools to promote healthy hearing as patients age.
Presenter(s): Elizabeth Adams Costa, PhD; Nancy Mellon, MS; Meredith Ouellette, MS; Colleen Caverly, PhD
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: Despite advances in hearing technology and intervention, language, academic, and social outcomes in children with hearing loss generally lag behind those of their hearing counterparts. Providing differential diagnoses is challenging, given the cascading effects of auditory deprivation language delays. This presentation identifies commonly occurring comorbid presentations in children with hearing loss and describes the process of effectively making differential diagnoses. This course was presented and recorded at the 2019 ASHA Convention.
Presenter(s): Richard Gans, PhD
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: The evaluation and non-medical management of balance disorders in children and adults is an exciting and growing opportunity for audiologists to participate in this important aspect of health care services. This presentation highlights the most common conditions throughout the life span from neonate to geriatric and includes an evidence-based clinical pathway model of gold-standard evaluation protocols and management strategies. This course was presented and recorded at the 2019 ASHA Convention. This session was developed by, and presenter invited by, SIG 6: Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics.
Presenter(s): Elizabeth Walker, PhD, CCC-A/SLP; Erin Picou, AuD, PhD, CCC-A
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: Listening effort is the allocation of mental resources to overcome obstacles in goal pursuit while listening. Sustained increased effort has important developmental implications. Factors that increase access to acoustic cues can reduce listening effort. This presentation addresses the measurement of listening effort, in addition to how language and auditory input affect effort in children who are hard of hearing. This course was presented and recorded at the 2019 ASHA Convention. The session was developed by, and presenters invited by, Hearing and Vestibular - Assessment and Intervention: Pediatric and Listening, Language, and Speech in Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Presenter(s): Dr. O’neil W. Guthrie, MS, PhD, CCC-A
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: Gene therapy offers the promise to correct inherited forms of hearing loss as well as acquired forms such as noise-induced hearing loss, ototoxicity, and presbycusis. However, there are several barriers that must be overcome before such potential can be realized. This course describes the conceptual framework that governs gene therapy today, reveals how this framework has influenced current progress, and discusses a re-imagining of inner ear gene therapy with the goal of achieving outcomes that are clinically relevant and realistic.
Presenter(s): Jeanane M. Ferre, PhD, CCC-A
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: Knowing when, why, and who to refer for central auditory evaluation is challenging, particularly in school settings. This session will address questions that professionals who work in schools or with young people may face: Are there “red flags" for a CAPD? What will I know after the evaluation that I don’t already know? Will results change services? Are we “overtesting/over-referring”? Are there ways to provide screening and/or intervention services that align with school-based RtI/MTSS models of intervention? How can schools screen for processing issues in ways that meet students’ needs and use resources efficiently? After screening, what’s next? Are procedures different across work settings? This course is a recorded session from the 2018/2019 online conference “Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD).”
Presenter(s): Vishakha W. Rawool, PhD, CCC-A
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: One approach to addressing diagnosed auditory processing deficits in children is to provide live auditory training augmented by computerized training protocols, which offers several advantages over live training alone. This session will include examples of available computerized auditory training programs designed to improve auditory processing skills along with a review of available literature examining effectiveness of these programs. This course is a recorded session from the 2018/2019 online conference “Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD).”
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